Originated from Beiyang University, Zhejiang University, Jiaotong University and Central Univeristy,School of Mechanical Engineering has a long history, which brings together Northern and Southern engineering faculties at the same time. During the 80 years progress, School of Mechanical Engineering has cultivated many leading scholars and technical scientists of the Science and Technology Industry for National Defense as well as national economic construction.
Famous professors have taught here, such as Pan Chengxiao, Yang Pengji, Jiang Changying, Li Shouxuan, Peng Yanwu, Zhou Guangcheng, Pu Lianggui and Sun Heng. A group of academicians of outstanding reputation also came from here, such as Shi Shaoxi, Chen Bingcong, Fu Hengzhi and Tang Changhong. Meanwhile, there are senior political and military officials such as Zeng Shenda, Ma Zhongping, Hao Peng and Mi Dong; well-known private entrepreneurs such as Wu Changjiang, Yu Fei; as well as more than 80 chief designers of National Defense enterprises and institutions such as Wu Weiren, Yang Haicheng, Tang Jun.